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(12) Purdue 73

(17-3, 6-0 Big Ten)

Northwestern 41

(6-13, 0-6 Big Ten)

    8:00 PM ET, January 18, 2007

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    #12PUR 34 3973
    NW 22 1941

    Duo helps No. 14 Purdue shut down Northwestern

    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- Fahkara Malone scored 13 points and Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton added 12 to lead Purdue (No. 14 ESPN/ USA Today; No. 12 AP) to a 73-41 victory over Northwestern on Thursday night.

    Katie Gearlds and Wisdom-Hylton each had five steals for Purdue (17-3, 6-0 Big Ten), and Gearlds added seven assists. Erin Lawless had 10 points, going 6-of-6 from the free throw line, and three steals.

    Reserve Beth Marshall finished with nine points, seven rebounds and three steals for Northwestern (6-13, 0-6), and Kristin Cartwright also scored nine points off the bench.

    Northwestern was behind the entire game, but its troubles worsened in the second half, when the Boilermakers extended a 34-22 halftime lead to 63-36 with less than 5 minutes to play.

    Northwestern coach Beth Combs pinned the loss on a lack of heart.

    "[Purdue] had a heart advantage today," she said. "We are disappointed with our team today."

    The Wildcats had 28 turnovers to Purdue's 15.

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